Meet 'Alcatraz' star Sarah Jones: Her weird talent, Cookie Monster fangirling, and other confessions

sarah-jones-getty.jpgIf, like us, you're totally captivated by "Alcatraz" every Monday night, you've probably already fallen head-over-heels for the show's tough as nails leading lady, Sarah Jones. On the series, her character Det. Rebecca Madsen is part of a highly classified task force that apprehends the world's deadliest criminals... who have recently been transported to 2012 circa 1963.

We thought we'd take an opportunity to get to know who Jones is off-screen -- though she admits that she basically spends all of her time working on the series' Vancouver set. We gave Jones the Zap2it Celeb Slam Book treatment and asked her to drop some knowledge on a few random questions.

Check out her answers below! We particularly love hearing which celeb got her so starstruck she was rendered nearly speechless -- and, given her stoic attitude on the show, it's nice to know what can bring tears to her eyes.

What's the last item you purchased?
A coffee.

Are you a spender or a saver?
Both.

Do you have current obsessions/addictions?
My dogs, Lindi Ortega, The Staple Singers' "Freedom Highway" album, essential oils, Kristen Wiig

What's the worst injury you've ever had?
I broke my two front teeth. Marco Polo accident. I wish I was joking.

What was the last book you read?
"The Rape of Nanking."

What's your strangest talent?
I can cross one single eye.

Put your iTunes/Spotify on Shuffle. What are the first 5 songs that pop up?
So Far Away, Serenade for String Orchestra In E Major, Op 22: Tempo di Valse, Them Shoes, No Sugar In My Coffee, Everybody's Talkin'

alcatraz-sarah-jones-sam-neill.jpgTell us one thing the general public doesn't know about you.
I don't have a Twitter account.

Describe your daily routine.
Alcatraz (and I try to fit some sleep in somewhere)

If you had to choose another career, what would you be?
I hope I'd have the courage to be a case worker for foster children. There aren't enough of them.

What's your guilty pleasure?
Sugar.

What are your can't-miss TV shows?
Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, So You Think You Can Dance.

Movies that make you cry?
I'm a sucker for films that have fantastic scores. It could be a guy ordering a bean and cheese burrito, set it to music, I'll cry like a baby.

Is there another celebrity you've always wanted to meet and haven't yet?
I would have loved to have shaken Paul Newman's hand... at a very distant second, Cookie Monster.

Is there a celebrity that you have met and been starstruck by?
I saw Tom Hanks about 10 feet away from me at a "Big Love" premiere, but couldn't muster up the nerve to do anything except look at my agent and say, "Wow. There's Tom Hanks...Okay."

What is your favorite book?
"Candide." I need to start reading more fiction though.

What's your biggest indulgence?
Sleep!

Tune in to "Alcatraz" Monday nights at 9 p.m. EST on Fox to see what Jones is losing so much sleep over. Trust us -- it's worth it.
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